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Johns Hopkins University

Mastering Software Development in R

Johns Hopkins University via Coursera Specialization


R is a programming language and a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics, widely used by data analysts, data scientists and statisticians. This Specialization covers R software development for building data science tools. As the field of data science evolves, it has become clear that software development skills are essential for producing and scaling useful data science results and products. This Specialization will give you rigorous training in the R language, including the skills for handling complex data, building R packages, and developing custom data visualizations. You’ll be introduced to indispensable R libraries for data manipulation, like tidyverse, and data visualization and graphics, like ggplot2. You’ll learn modern software development practices to build tools that are highly reusable, modular, and suitable for use in a team-based environment or a community of developers. This Specialization is designed to serve both data analysts, who may want to gain more familiarity with hands-on, fundamental software skills for their everyday work, as well as data mining experts and data scientists, who may want to use R to scale their developing and programming skills, and further their careers as data science experts.


Course 1: The R Programming Environment
- Offered by Johns Hopkins University. This course provides a rigorous introduction to the R programming language, with a particular focus on ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Advanced R Programming
- Offered by Johns Hopkins University. This course covers advanced topics in R programming that are necessary for developing powerful, robust, ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Building R Packages
- Offered by Johns Hopkins University. Writing good code for data science is only part of the job. In order to maximizing the usefulness and ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Building Data Visualization Tools
- Offered by Johns Hopkins University. The data science revolution has produced reams of new data from a wide variety of new sources. These ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Mastering Software Development in R Capstone
- Offered by Johns Hopkins University. R Programming Capstone Enroll for free.


Taught by

Brooke Anderson and Roger D. Peng, PhD


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